Kaduna Archdiocese celebrates 50 years and launches history
The 50th anniversary of the erection of the Archdiocese of Kaduna was celebrated on 10 December 2009. Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso, appointed as the third Archbishop of Kaduna in 2007, presided at the Jubilee Mass at the Papal Altar, Independence Way, Kaduna. Up to 1,000 of the faithful attended the Mass which was concelebrated by nearly 100 bishops and priests from the Kaduna and Jos ecclesiastical provinces. The Archbishop-Emeritus, Most Rev Dr Peter Yariyok Jatau (Archbishop from 1975 – 2007), also assisted at the Mass.
Following the Mass a book on the History of the Archdiocese was launched. From the Niger to the Sahara: the story of the Archdiocese of Kaduna, was written by Fr Edward O’Connor SMA who ministered for many years in the Archdiocese.
This Jubilee Mass and Book launch brought to a close the Jubilee Celebration Year.